Lites: Road Atlanta round nine race report

GORING DOMINATES ROUND NINE AT ROAD ATLANTA BRASELTON, Ga. October 2 -- Jonathan Goring started on the pole and never looked back as he took his seventh IMSA Lites presented by Hankook victory at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Ga. In the early ...

GORING DOMINATES ROUND NINE AT ROAD ATLANTA

BRASELTON, Ga. October 2 -- Jonathan Goring started on the pole and never looked back as he took his seventh IMSA Lites presented by Hankook victory at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Ga.

In the early stages of the race it looked like Matt Downs may have the speed to challenge Goring. As the race progressed Goring slowly inched away from Downs, ending the race with a nine-second margin of victory.

"I managed to catch traffic at a good time and he caught it in bad sections of the track," Goring said. "The key to any championship is consistency and that's what I tried to do."

Goring leads the Lites One point standings by 20 points over Joel Feinberg who finished third in today's race.

Jon Brownson, the Lites One Masters point leader, a championship for drivers 40 years old and older, had a great battle with teammate Lucas Downs on his way to a fourth place finish.

"It's nice to race with guys you know and respect like my teammates," Brownson said. "It makes it a lot of fun and it's a real challenge."

Tom Drewer added another first place cup to his trophy case walking away with the Lites Two victory.

"I had a reasonable start. Unfortunately I had a little touch with another competitor early in the race," Drewer said. "I think it was pretty fair, it was a racing incident. From there it was about keeping the pace up as good as possible."

Chris Doyle stood atop the podium in the Lites Three class. Lites Three point leader Chris Funk and teammate Kelly Toombs are not at Road Atlanta, but will be at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for the season finale later this month.

Round ten of the IMSA Lites presented by Hankook will take place Friday at 11:35 a.m.

-credit: imsa

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Series IMSA Others
Drivers Jon Brownson , Jonathan Goring , Chris Doyle , Kelly Toombs , Lucas Downs , Matt Downs , Tom Drewer